“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi
The story of David and Goliath is a familiar story. I want to quickly share a few thoughts on some success principles from the story. David was a trained killer – he had killed a bear and lion before. Goliath is a described as a “man of war from youth”. Simply put David was a trained killer and Goliath was a trained fighter. David went into the battle to kill, Goliath went into the battle to fight. A few lessons to ponder:
1. Don’t be content with ACTIVITY, but focus on OUTCOMES. Goliath was concerned with fighting, David was concerned with killing
2. Never get bogged down on methods. David refused to be weighed down by armour – he chose an unusual method – sling and no armour
3. To have your way, do it your way. David stuck to his style learnt in the desert
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends. Action without production is sterile. In a game of football teams play to win, not to entertain. Today approach life with a mindset to produce results, to make a difference, to leave an impression and make an impact.